Fresher Fresher - 4 months ago 51
Javascript Question

PDF file to be displayed on the dialog modal via bootstrap

My requirement is, on click of a button, a pdf file should be displayed on dialog modal.
Please Help!

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">
<head>
<title>Bootstrap Example</title>
<meta charset="utf-8">
<meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1">
<link rel="stylesheet" href="http://maxcdn.bootstrapcdn.com/bootstrap/3.3.6/css/bootstrap.min.css">
<script src="https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.12.0/jquery.min.js"></script>
<script src="http://maxcdn.bootstrapcdn.com/bootstrap/3.3.6/js/bootstrap.min.js"></script>
</head>
<body>
<div class="container">
<h2>View PDF</h2>
<!-- Trigger the modal with a button -->
<button type="button" href="A - Cover Page.pdf" class="btn btn-info btn-lg" data-toggle="modal" data-target="#myModal">A - Cover Page</button>
<!-- Modal -->
<div class="modal fade" id="myModal" role="dialog">
<div class="modal-dialog">
<!-- Modal content-->
<div class="modal-content">
<div class="modal-header">
<button type="button" class="close" data-dismiss="modal">&times;</button>
</div>
<div class="modal-body">
<p>Some text in the modal.</p>
</div>
</div>
</div>
</div>
</div>
</body>
</html>

Answer

Sorry to disappoint you but one cannot just show the pdf inside a modal by default. It is not an intended behavior. Even using <iframe>, you cannot render the pdf inside the bootstrap modal. Also most of the hacks provided online does not support cross-browser. The more ideal way is to use plugins for the same and I will give you the links for few using which you can achieve what you want.

1) Checkout PDFObject JS,

<script src="https://github.com/pipwerks/PDFObject/blob/master/pdfobject.min.js"></script>

PDFObject embeds PDF files into HTML documents. Link.

2) Easy Modal Plugin for Bootstrap. Demo Snippet and Website

3) Using jQuery Dialog Modal Popup Window. Demo.

Hope it helped.